I love beginning a new training program. I also hate it. I hate it because it's hard. It hurts. It's also why I love it.
Today is, essentially, day two. I'm about to head out but I'm sore, tired, and want to get back in bed. But I'm looking forward to it, even though I know it's about to hurt. I love this part of the process. Fighting through the inevitable suffer, soreness, and wondering "how was I ever so fit" and "maybe I won't get back to that level before".
I have an allie. Experience. I've been down this road before. Many many times. Each new season, new sport, new off-season is the same. It's hard, because you work on something new and whenever you do this you body must adjust to it. The result is pain and suffering. And it's something I love. Life would be empty without it.
Now then, let's get to it...